Watch this fascinating short film about the conservation of the C16th commonplace book of Henry Appleyard, thanks to a major NMCT grant in 2020 NMCT
Read this fascinating article in The Book Collector by NMCT Chair, Professor David McKitterick, about NMCT - its foundations and its support for conservation over four decades. With many examples of the enormously varied range of projects that NMCT has supported over the years and some reflections on the challenges facing custodians of archive collections.
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NMCT has supported manuscript conservation for over 30 years. Read about all the conservation projects that are underway thanks to grants awarded in 2022.
The next deadline for the submission of applications is 3rd April 2023 with the decision in mid-June. If you want to plan ahead, the deadline after that is 1st October 2023. Since 1990 we have awarded grants of over £3.7m towards projects with a total value of over 7.2m. Thanks to our grants many thousands of manuscripts and archives across the UK are accessible to the public and researchers.
This film shows the conservation of the Conisborough Court Rolls dating from the 12th to 15th centuries. The Court Rolls are records of national significance; they are in the collections of Doncaster Archives and were conserved, with a NMCT grant, by the West Yorkshire Archives Service.
Read all about the grants awarded by NMCT in 2021 in our latest annual report. The report also includes some short case studies on projects that we have supported in the past and the many benefits that have resulted from them.
This video records the stages in the cleaning and repair of a cartulary made by the monks at Gloucester in 1393.
In 2020, NMCT grants totalling over £150,000 were awarded to 15 institutions across the UK. Find out more here...
Watch this great film showing a NMCT-funded conservation project in action!